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The Boatniks (1970)

G | | Family, Comedy | 1 July 1970 (USA)
Young and awkward, US coast guard ensign, Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a ... See full summary »

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Ensign Garland
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Kate
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Harry Simmons
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Max
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Charlie
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Jason
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Commander Taylor
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Lt. Jordan
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Pepe Galindo
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Wagner
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Chief Walsh (as Bob Hastings)
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Garlotti
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Nutty Sailor
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Tina
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Bert
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Young and awkward, US coast guard ensign, Thomas Garland suffers from constant comparison with his late father, a war hero. Thomas falls for pretty Kate Fairchild, a young woman who runs a sailing school. Thomas's awkward attempts to makes a moves on Kate repeatedly backfire, to things go from bad to worse when a trio clumsy jewel thieves interferes. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Ashore or afloat, they're rocking the boat! See more »

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Family | Comedy

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1 July 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marineros sin brújula  »

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$18,607,492
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1.66 : 1
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The film's movie poster tagline "Man the Laffboats!" was a spoof of the well-known nautical sea-faring phrase "Man the Lifeboats!". See more »

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References The Beatniks (1960) See more »

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Boatniks
Written by Bruce Belland and Robert F. Brunner
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Not San Diego
21 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Whoever wrote this was in San Diego Harbor obviously didn't watch the movie or has never been to San Diego. It is in Balboa Bay. You see the car ferry crossing the bay and almost being smashed, and San Diego doesn't now or ever had a car ferry in their bay. Also, they talk about Balboa in several places. I saw this in the movies in 1970 and have had it on VHS for years. Great summer movie. It's lots of fun, don't expect too much, like the Ugly Dachshund, the Love Bug movies just enjoy! It is fun to see these classic actors doing a fun goofy movie. Wally Cox and Joe E Ross are hilarious. I am sure Rodney Dangerfield did his crazy boat driving in Caddyshack after seeing Joe E Ross as the crazy boater in this movie. Just the best!


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